Age and the Acquisition of English as a Foreign Language
María del Pilar García Mayo, Maria Luisa Garcia Lecumberri
Multilingual Matters, Jan 1, 2003 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 209 pages
Addressing issues which are critical for language planning, this is an overview of research on the age factor in foreign language learning. It presents research on foreign language learning within bilingual communities in formal instruction settings focusing on syntax, phonology, writing, oral skills and learning strategies. The work discusses learning English as a third language in two bilingual communities.
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